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Runaway

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Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,549 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,305
Added to site: 2009.09.04
mnybks.net#: 25192
Origin: gutenberg.org

Heroism is merely daring and ingenuity--at the age of ten--experience can come later!

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But even that isn't for you. Now run along and mind your own business."

Plato was happy to run along. Unfortunately, he realized, running along didn't help him to get past the fence.

And then he had a fear-inspiring thought. He couldn't tell an interplanetary ship from an interstellar. What if he did manage, somehow, to get in and stow away--and then found himself on a ship bound for no more distant port than Earth, from which he could easily be sent home in disgrace?

It sent a shiver through him. Fortunately, it also stimulated his mind. After all, there were such things as newspapers, and the school, nuisance in many ways though it was, had taught him to read.

* * * * *

He bought a paper and turned at once to the shipping news section. As he had hoped, every ship was listed. He checked off some of the names he had glimpsed on the field, and found happily that their destinations were printed in the most routine manner.

There still remained the question of ho

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.08.12
Paulo Respighi
****.

A ten year old boy at a boarding school on Venus dreams of being a space pilot. Rather than wait, he decides to run away from school and stowaway on a ship.

The kid is pretty inventive.


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